Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Tilly Walnes sewing book for beginners
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
Love at First Stitch - Sunday Times bestselling book by Tilly and the Buttons - includes five free full-scale sewing patterns!
LOVE AT FIRST STITCH - DEMYSTIFYING DRESSMAKING

LOVE AT FIRST STITCH - DEMYSTIFYING DRESSMAKING

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Includes five full-scale printed sewing patterns in sizes UK 6-20 with multiple variations*

Love at First Stitch offers a refreshing approach to dressmaking for modern makers. With jargon-busting tutorials and a down-to-earth attitude, the book takes you from the absolute basics of threading your sewing machine through to creating a wardrobe full of gorgeous clothes that you'll be proud to say you made yourself.

Since the best way to learn is to get stuck in, Love at First Stitch starts you sewing straight away. Each chapter focuses on a project from one of the adorable garment patterns included with the book. You don't need to plough through a bewildering manual to work out how to make them - new techniques are introduced as and when you need them, so you can build your skills and confidence one project at a time.

* Printed patterns are included in the back of the book, layered on double-sided sheets for tracing off. Or if you don't like tracing, you can download A4/Letter or A0 files to print at home or at a copyshopThe patterns included are:

  • Margot pyjama bottoms
  • Delphine skirt
  • Megan dress
  • Mimi blouse
  • Lilou dress

- Plus, instructions for drafting your own simple patterns for the Brigette scarf and Clemence skirt.

Love at First Stitch is also available in CzechDanishDutch, Finnish, FrenchGermanNorth American English, Norwegian and Swedish.

Published by Quadrille (Hardie Grant)

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WOMEN'S PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

UK 6-24 or UK 6-20 size range

PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in) 119.5cm (47in)
9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50) 117cm (46in) 101.5cm (40in) 124.5cm (49in)
10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52) 122cm (48in) 106.5cm (42in) 129.5cm (51in)

*Check the product listing to see which size range is available in the pattern you are choosing

UK 16-34 size range

PATTERN SIZE HIGH BUST BUST
WAIST
HIP
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 96.5cm (38in) 106.5cm (42in) 89cm (35in) 109cm (43in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 101.5cm (40in) 112cm (44in) 94cm (37in) 114cm (45in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 106.5cm (42in) 117cm (46in) 99cm (39in) 119.5cm (47in)
9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50) 112cm (44in) 122cm (48in) 104cm (41in) 124.5cm (49in)
10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52) 117cm (46in) 127cm (50in) 109cm (43in) 129.5cm (51in)
11 (UK 26 / US 22 / EUR 54) 122cm (48in) 132cm (52in) 114cm (45in) 134.5cm (53in)
12 (UK 28 / US 24 / EUR 56) 127cm (50in) 137cm (54in) 119.5cm (47in) 139.5cm (55in)
13 (UK 30 / US 26 / EUR 58) 132cm (52in) 142cm (56in) 124.5cm (49in) 144.5cm (57in)
14 (UK 32 / US 28 / EUR 60) 137cm (54in) 147cm (58in) 129.5cm (51in) 150cm (59in)
15 (UK 34 / US 30 / EUR 62) 142cm (56in) 152.5cm (60in) 134.5cm (53in) 155cm (61in)

*Check the product listing to see which size range is available in the pattern you are choosing. 

Shop our UK 16-34 sewing patterns HERE.

MATERNITY PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

PATTERN SIZE BUST HIP
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 81cm (32in) 86.5cm (34in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 86.5cm (34in) 91.5cm (36in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 91.5cm (36in) 96.50cm (38in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 96.5cm (38in) 101.5cm (40in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 101.5cm (40in) 106.5cm (42in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 106.5cm (42in) 112cm (44in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 112cm (44in) 117cm (46in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 117cm (46in) 122cm (48in)


MEN'S PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

Size

Waist

28

71cm (28in)

30

76cm (30in)

32

81cm (32in)

34

86.5cm (34in)

36

91.5cm (36in)

38

96.5cm (38in)

40

101.5cm (40in)

42

106.5cm (42in)

44

111.5cm (44in)

46

116.5cm (46in)

Our sewing patterns include jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step. It's never been easier to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself. 

PRINTED SEWING PATTERNS - For patterns with a printed option available, you’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full-scale pattern sheets and a colour booklet with step-by-step instructions. 

PDF SEWING PATTERNS - You’ll receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download PDF files of the pattern and instructions. Either print your pattern at home on either A4 or US Letter paper, or use the A0 copyshop files for professional printing. Find out more about digital pattern delivery.

You will need Adobe Reader to print the pattern to the correct scale (free to download). 

Need a little more help making your pattern? We have a great blog that is full of free resources that will help you with fitting, techniques and much more. For more support, why not try one of our helpful online workshops!

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